Employees protest: Court convenes CS Balochistan and GEA leaders

Senior lawyer Naseebullah Tareen filed a constitutional petition in the court

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Employees protest: Court convenes CS Balochistan and GEA leaders

Staff Reporter : 

The Balochistan High Court (BHC) convened Chief Secretary and leaders of the Grand Employees Alliance (GEA) tomorrow (Friday)  regarding the ongoing employees protest.

A division bench of the BHC comprising Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, and Mr. Justice Kamran Khan Malakhail admitted the petition on Thursday. The bench directed the CS Balochistan, Mathar Niaz Rana, and leaders of GEA to appear before the court tomorrow.

Naseebullah Tareen Advocate filed the petition in the BHC 

Senior lawyer Naseebullah Tareen advocate filed a constitutional petition with regard to the ongoing protest employees in Quetta. Employees protest has caused the worst traffic jam and affected the government functionaries in the province.

Mr. Tareen has argued that the federal government has increased the salaries of employees by 25 percent. However, the Balochistan government has not increased the salaries of the employees. “This is the violation of the constitution”, he argued in the petition.

Notices issued to absent officers 

The education officers had submitted reports about the continued absence of teachers. Notices have been issued to 70 absent teachers, the administration official said.
The Chief Minister Balochistan secretariat had issued orders to all deputy commissioners to check the attendance of teachers in their districts.
The Grand Employees Alliance (GEA) has kept continued its protest for the 11th consecutive day for acceptance of its demands.

Teachers announce Matric examinations 

Protesting teachers have announced to boycott the annual Matric examinations across Balochistan. “The Grand Employee Alliance (GEA) has decided to boycott exam duties”, Habib ur Rehman Mardanzai, the leader of the Government Teachers Association said.
The metric examinations would be commenced from April 9 across Balochistan.

Employees protest: Court convenes CS Balochistan and GEA leaders

1,26,000 students to appear in the exam

A total of 1,26,000 male and female students would appear in the examination, Shaukat Ali Sarpara, the controller of Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BBISE) told daily Quetta Voice.
There was no immediate reaction from the government about the boycott announcement made by protesting teachers.

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